Pompano Joe's - Panama City Beach
Normally I would not venture over to a big chain restaurant, but my wife wanted coconut shrimp and they had it so we went. I didn’t have high expectations for great food but I was really surprised at how delicious all the food was. The coconut shrimp were great, I had the blackened grouper sandwich and it had huge flavor and was cooked perfectly. We started with the gumbo and it may have been my favorite cup of gumbo yet. Our server was knowledgeable of the menu (a seemingly obvious but many time lost art nowadays), very friendly, and attentive but not annoyingly so. Overall, just a great and unexpected experience. We will definitely go back next year when we are down in FL.
Super chill atmosphere, great food, and super nice staff! We ordered the crab feast, it was deliciousness! Make sure to get it grilled!!!!😍
We had a great evening. We were able to eat outside. Food was great.
Family vacation dinner!
Nikki our sever was awesome!
We love Pompano Joe’s! This was our 1st visit to the PCB location! Wr ate out on the patio. Christina was our server, she provided outstanding service and was great with our 4 kids! My crab cake sandwich was terrific and the kiddos loved the fish toes!!
Won’t go back! To loud and food was not worth the cost. Server was good.
Took over an hour for food, should have known it would be cold , chicken was under cooked. A larger group came in 45 minutes after us and received their Appetizer before we received our meal.
We were exciting to go back and eat here. We had a great experience last year on vacation. But this year was a different story. Our server was very unfriendly and you could tell he did not want to be at work that day.
This was our first visit to Pompano Joe’s and our first time using the Open Table app. Both were great! We walked around Pier Park while waiting for a table. We ate outside. The food was really good and our waiter Chris was really attentive even though being really busy.
Service was very good, prompt and courteous. The entrees were outstanding, however the hush puppies were sitting in water from veggies and were soggy. My baked potato was not completely cooked and was cold. Will definitely try again.
Great food on vacation!!
It took a really long time to get our food even though the restaurant was not overly busy. I had the chicken and it was great. My husband and son had the shrimp but it was really dry and tasted bland. It was not worth the money.
Very attentive wait staff who gave great recommendations as it was our first visit. Excellent food and incredible view. Asked for a table to watch the sunset and they delivered !
I have a seafood allergy. Told the waitress and she was very accomendating. Told the kitchen and my food was brought out separtely and my vegetables where cooked separtely from how it is normally done. Thank you
Tara was wonderful! She helped us enjoy everything we got.
The hostess was the only positive on this whole experience. She was nice and was accommodating to our request, even got our drinks for us. Food was cold, and aggressively mediocre. The price was literally INSANE, granted the portion size was large, but there is no way the stuff was made fresh based on how cold everything was and how quickly it came out (maybe 5 minutes) which leads me to believe the food isn’t fresh, but mass produced and just sent out. It is physically impossible to cook a grilled chicken all the way through, in less then 5 minutes. Service was a joke, I understand tourist trap places, but I mean you could at least try. Whole experience makes me not want to dine at any pompano joes (sad because it has always been my wife’s favorite) or any other brand that they may have again.
On vacation. I read the reviews and they were mixed on yelp. I will summarize my ratings. The hostess stand should get a 1 for being indifferent. Our waiter was ok, so he gets a 3. The expensive drinks with no alcohol deserve a 1. The burger everyone raves about was a 2. The shrimp poboy was ok. I expected better considering we are on the coast. My wife had a salad that was outstanding in taste and presentation. No need for me to go back.
Our waiter knew that the table next to us had reservations and did it through OpenTable. He did NOT know we had reservations through OpenTable. To the restaurant I ask, WHY?
Great Food and Great Service!! Highly recommend! I had the Blackened Grouper and it was amazing!
Reggae Rolls are a must! We both got chicken items for a break from all the seafood during the week, and it was only okay. I had the Caribbean Taco Salad which was gorgeous but the log of queso cheese was off putting. Service was poor, waited 30 min between finishing our appetizers and being served our meals. Thought the waitress forgot to put in order but everyone around us waited same length of time.
Crab cakes were delivered room temperature. Waitress was nowhere to be found. Expensive meal for very mediocre food.
Even though they accept reservations, they said that just moved us to the front of the line. We arrived on time and still had to wait 25 minutes. Food wasn’t that great, definitely overpriced.
We live this place. Great food and atmosphere. Stephanie (our server). Was awesome.
Waitress Tina was exceptional. Food mediocre.
Bathrooms were disgusting - I told the girls at the wait station and they rolled their eyes at me with no response. Overall cleanliness of floors, entry way etc.. really bad. If this is what the front of the house looks like I can only imagine the kitchen. If I had gone inside before we ate - I would’ve left.
Dinner with family- vacation
We are from louisville ky and food and drinks were amazing! We will definitely be back
Our reservation was kept and we were promptly seated. I had oysters on the half shell and they were very good. The seafood gumbo soup was good as was my grouper sandwich. The PJ Seafood feast was very good.
The only problem was the steak and shrimp kabob. The shrimp were cold and the steak had grizzle .
Our service was very nice and was accommodating. We would go back.
Stephanie was an excellent server! Food was great, too. Vacation spot we will come to again.
We made a 5:30 reservation. Looking at the pictures and menu prices on the web, we thought this would be a fancy seafood place to spend our last night in PCB. It was a disappointment. The food was very overpriced. The free appetizer was pretty gross and they charged us for it bc we split an entree. That was our fault for not reading the coupon. It was very loud and crowded. The glass of wine had approximately 3 ounces of wine in it. If overpriced casual food is your thing, you may disagree.
Great food and great service!
As locals in PCB, we love being able to make reservations in a Restaurant with outdoor dining and a beach view. Pompano Joes is located in the most happening spot in town and enjoys a capacity clientele.
The food is always good, arrives in a timely manner, and ample serving size.
The servers are friendly, checked on us without intrusion, and made us feel welcome.
overall it was a pleasant experience, the food is a bit higher than the other seafood restaurants in the area but on par with ones in Pier Park, overall it was a pleasant experience though.
We made a reservation which was a lifesaver. We skipped a whole hour wait. They had plenty staff and got us in and out in a timely manner. The food was so amazing. It was a unique menu and everything tasted great.
We were seated outside, and it was a beautiful view and the restaurant was very nice and festive. The service was mediocre. I think our waitress had a preconceived notion that AA don't tip-- which was untrue, and we received less than quality service, even though I noticed her other tables didn't get the same attitude. The food was cold when we received it-- like it had been sitting out forever. We did not get one refill while we were there, and she acted bothered when we asked for to-go plates. We did not complain to her and tipped her well anyway, but I will NOT be going back!
Very good food, service, and atmosphere. Liked being able to book a reservation online and not have to wait in line. Would recommend.
Way overpriced Tourist trap. Waitress was atrocious. Had to search her out and then found another waitress to get our appetizer after waiting nearly 1/2 hour. Food lacked flavor
The service, ambiance was great...the grouper was cooked perfectly, shrimp and Mahi were good...entrees were all good, hamburger is just average...
the sides however are disappointing. Cost was somewhat pricey in that none of us really ate our sides. Fries, twice baked potato, veggie medley....
they don’t really take reservations. when you arrive you wait like everyone else. tonight about 30 minutes. Does NOT belong on open table. good restaurant though.
Very expensive. For those prices I expect excellent service and great food and we got neither. Most entrees were $25 plus. The music was extremely loud. Service was not good either.
I enjoyed the scallops and coconut cake dessert!!
Music was a bit loud but reservations online are definitely recommended to get you right in!! Leave early to find parking and allow time to walk a block or two.